Rajnath Singh is new BJP President

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 06:50 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Rajnath Singh was Wednesday unanimously elected the new president of Bharatiya Janata Party, succeeding Nitin Gadkari who decided against a second term till he was cleared of alleged corruption charges.

A resolution supporting Rajnath Singh as party chief was unanimously adopted by the parliamentary board of the party, after which he filed his nomination papers.

The returning officer announced that 17 other nominations were also filed in Rajnath Singh's favour.

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